Zurich NA Paralegal in Overland Park, Kansas

Paralegal

Description

Zurich is currently lookingfor a Paralegal to work out of our North American office in Overland Park,Kansas.

The Paralegal will perform supportive duties encompassing allaspects of insurance defense by providing legal support such as legal and documentresearch; drafting legal documents (including responding to discovery),correspondence and pleadings of high complexity; maintaining and updatingfiles; monitoring case schedules and filing deadlines; interacting withclients, attorneys and experts.

Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Conductingthorough and timely legal and/or documentary research on matters of basiccomplexity; summarizes information and findings in reports, charts, diagrams,presentations and/or other mediums

  • Preparingroutine and less complex legal documents, correspondence, and/or pleadings

  • Assistingwith case preparation and management, including conducting factualinvestigations; locating witnesses; compiling and preparing discoveryinformation, evidence, and/or other case documentation; filing exhibits,briefs, appeals and other legal documents with the court and/or opposingcounsel

  • Maintainingcase details in appropriate systems

  • Organizingand maintaining paper and electronic documents and files

  • Respondingto inquiries and providing updates to attorneys, internal departments, outsidecounsel, external agencies, opposing counsel, witnesses, and/or externalcustomers as needed

  • Assistingwith ad-hoc and routine tracking and reporting of department and/or case expenses,indemnity reserves, extra contractual, and/or other performance reports andanalyses.

Basic Qualifications:

  • AssociateDegree and 2 or more years of experience in the Legal or Legal Support areaOR

  • ZurichCertified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 2 or moreyears of experience in the Legal or Legal Support areaAND

  • Experienceconducting electronic database research

  • Experiencedrafting legal documents, correspondence, and/or pleadings

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’sDegree

  • Insuranceindustry experience

  • Abilityto effectively conduct electronic database research, including Lexis Advanced

  • MicrosoftOffice skills

  • CORERegistered Paralegal (CRP)

  • PACERegistered Paralegal (PRP)

  • CertifiedParalegal (CP)

  • CertifiedLegal Assistant (CLA)

  • ProfessionalParalegal (PP)

Imagine working for a companythat truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, andcommunities they serve.

Imagine working for avalues-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the bestglobal insurance provider in the world.

Zurich is that place where 55,000employees across 200 countries and territories are all focused on helpingpeople and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. Weare a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do everyday and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.

EOE Disability / Vets

Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms oremployment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of ZurichAmerican Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our RecruitingAgency Portal for resume submission.

Primary Location: United States-Kansas-Overland Park

Schedule Full-time

Travel No

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 05/14/18

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180002KH